Job Description

Established in 1993, our client is a privately owned manufacturing company supplying SANS approved kerbs, concrete paving bricks and slabs as well as retaining wall systems. They also have branches in Gauteng and the North West.

They are recruiting for an experienced Logistics Controller to join their growing team based in Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth).

  • Accurate loading of vehicles with finished product so that the customer receives what he paid for
  • Checking quality of product before loading to ensure that the customer is happy with the product they receive and do not send it back
  • Allocating correct yard space for factory day and night shift to pack products in correct areas to keep the order in the yard
  • Ensure FIFO by both the company and truck drivers loading, will ensure that only the oldest and strongest stock goes to the customer
  • Advise trucks and vehicles where to park to ensure that the yard flows
Requirements and duties:

  • The Yard Supervisor must have a clear picture and understand the yard layout
  • The Yard supervisor should train all forklift drivers involved with production on how the yard should be packed, as well as his own forklift drivers
  • Before the start of any shift the Yard Supervisor will together with the production forklift driver and Production Supervisor go through the yard so that they can reach an agreement on where the stock must be stacked and exactly how it should be done
  • As Yard Supervisor, it is important to be familiar with the FIFO concept and how to implement it in the yard
  • FIFO stands for first in first out, meaning that the oldest products leave the yard before new products can be loaded
  • The layout of the yard must be done in such a way that this methodology can be accurately implemented
  • It is the responsibility of the Yard Supervisor to have an area identified where the production can place products that has been produced during a shift
  • The production team will offload products in the yard and fill in a Production Output Buy-off Form (YD-FRM-007)
  • If there are any problems with the stock the Yard Manager must immediately be informed before the stock gets loaded to a customer
  • The Yard Manager must be notified by the Sales Team immediately if stock is to be returned into the yard from a customer.
  • The stock returning must be strapped and palletised before the yard will receive it back
  • The stock must be evaluated together with the yard manager to ensure that we receiver it back as either 1st grade stock or as second grade stock
  • The Stock Controller is responsible for all stock been loaded on the vehicles
  • You are responsible to ensure that the right product and quantities gets loaded according to a picking slip that is received from the sales department
  • The picking slip must have quantities and a proper description of what product must be loaded
  • Any product that has been damaged in the Yard must be repacked
  • The products will be packed and stripped as per product specification, the shroud that covers the product will be replaced and the correct product description will be added onto the shroud
  • It is the responsibility of the stock controller to ensure that the people that fall under him are always busy, with either helping customer, repacking and or cleaning the yard.
  • Every day the Stock Controller and one of the people in the yard will conduct a cycle count on items that was identified by the Yard manager, this will be done before 07:00 in the morning for the system to be updated and variances checked and finalised.
  • It is the responsibility of the Stock Controller to ensure that they know exactly where the stock is situated in the yard to have an accurate count
  • All stock will count will be given to the Yard Manager; the cycle count will be forwarded to the Finance Department to verify stock quantities
  • The Stock Controller must ensure that the daily inspections sheet provided for each vehicle in the yard is filled in correctly
  • The stock Controller is responsible to ensure that the forklift and or vehicle under his control is washed daily
  • The Yard Manager will conduct random checks on these vehicles to ensure that they are properly clean and maintained and that the vehicle inspection sheets are done correctly

Salary: Market related based on the level of experience

Should you wish to apply for the position, please apply directly via this job board, please ensure that you quote reference number 202194 subject heading or email body.

Surgo (Pty) Ltd will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity (EE) and is committed in maintaining diversity in its’ appointments. Surgo (Pty) Ltd, therefore also encourages people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within three months upon submission, you can assume your application was unsuccessful and we encourage you to reapply.

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Employee Type
Full-Time Regular
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
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